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This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's out there. Bigger Trouble Comin'

Hey folks, Harry here and there are those days where the earth quakes and sky fills with poisoned arrows and the pillars of heaven, well you know the story... it's on days like those that ya hope ol Jack Burton and the Pork Chop Express grind the asphalt to tiny grains of sand and tear that black vertebrae in two, just in time for the rescue. GOD! PLEASE GIVE US THIS SEQUEL!!!!

There are few films on Planet Earth in the history of time cooler than BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. The movie was light years ahead of its time, the cult around it now own property, direct their own movies and operate websites around the globe... but do they run studios? That's the question! Robert Rodriguez owns Jack Burton's t-shirt from the original film.... it is one of his holy relics that he worships 5 times daily, as he should. In fact, we should all bow in the direction of the t-shirt 5 times daily... just aim your worship in the general direction of Southern Travis County and that's close enough. We will all worship the power of the T-Shirt... the cloth that knows its all in the reflexes! If you stand in the way of this film being made, may the aches of a thousand lepers be upon your groin!

Possible Big Trouble in Little China Sequel?

Just thought I'd drop a line that Screenwriter Corey Mitchel, the co-writer of the upcoming Snake Plisskin anime series being produced in association with Debra Hill, John Carpenter, and Kurt Russell is considering writing a Big Trouble in Little China sequel!

Corey reports that he spoke with producer Debra Hill and director John Carpenter two weeks ago, and John is "totally on board" for a Big Trouble sequel, provided that Corey can get it set up. Kurt Russell is similarly interested, and work is underway in getting in touch with Jackie Chan regarding the project!

Corey has been encouraging BTLC fans to leave feedback regarding villains, actors, etc, on the message board at the Wing Kong Exchange (WingKong.Net)

Josh Horowitz

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  • July 23, 2003, 6:35 a.m. CST

    sorry just thrilled to be alive

    by Squirrel Boy

    please god u have gotta let this happen, i know where i live in england, there is a huge following for BTILC and this news has excited many of my friends who have now been sedated and left to be pickled down a well. lets hope it keeps its tongue welded in its cheek.'its all in the reflexes'.

  • July 23, 2003, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Fudge yeah!

    by ELGordo

    This is the only Carpenter film that I would like to see a sequel for. I've loved this since they day I saw it but.....we all remember Escape from LA. I think Carpenter should be on the producing side and let Jack Burotn T-shirt owner Robert Rodriguez direct.

  • July 23, 2003, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Um... 2 words.. "Holy SHIT!!"

    by LargoJr

    If this happens I will start going to church. I swear! Honest! May God strike down Harry Knowels with a great big hail rock if I don't!

  • July 23, 2003, 6:47 a.m. CST

    big sex in the little city

    by First Next Down

    do we want kim catrall back? does she deserve more kurt russell goodness? thinking of her in a cop uniform from police academy right now...

  • July 23, 2003, 6:51 a.m. CST

    no horseshit?

    by cockknocker

    The idea excites me but is carpenter still capable of producing a good film? No evidence of late...

  • July 23, 2003, 7:11 a.m. CST

    It's all in the reflexes

    by stackpointer

    Let's hope it's not going to be like Escape from L.A. "Hey, I'm a reasonable guy. But I've just experienced some very unreasonable things. "

  • July 23, 2003, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Would be there opening day....

    by Commando Cody

    ...If they not only produced this, but PRODUCED it wisely. That is, got Kurt Russell back and maybe some of the other original actors for a few fun cameos (hey, I don't care what you say, Kim is still looking hot.) But most of all if they made SURE Carpenter worked from a tight script and that someone...ideally a strong producer...REALLY sat on Carpenter to make sure he kept his focus and didn't wander or get self-indulgent or frankly, just hack it out. I have alot of respect for some of the things Carpenter's done. BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA is my favorite film of his, bar none. Would I love to see a sequel? You bet. But the last thing the world needs is another utter crapfest like GHOSTS OF MARS.

  • July 23, 2003, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Makes Sense

    by TheGame

    Carpenter has not been involved in anything good SINCE Big Trouble In Little China. BUT... Affleck was tha BOMB in Phantoms, yo.

  • July 23, 2003, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Escape from LA, anyone?

    by harosa

    Anyone remember the last time Carpenter revisited one of his classics? The man has been in a slump for years and I sincerely doubt this will revive his career, but if something has to be desecrated then id rather see him try a Thing sequel.

  • July 23, 2003, 7:47 a.m. CST

    One of my favorite movies ever

    by barely pink

    I recently had the pleasure of showing this film to my 6 & 8 year olds for the first time. They loved it! I LOVE IT! Please! Yes! Sequel ON!

  • July 23, 2003, 7:57 a.m. CST


    by First Next Down

    halloween is still best carpenter film. but would rather he produced a big trouble sequel instead of directing

  • July 23, 2003, 8:20 a.m. CST

    may the wings of liberty never lose a feather

    by dirty sanches

    i met the guy who played raiden a few months ago and i was just in awe to be in his presence because thats how much the movie meant to me. i would greet all my friends with that salute where you curl your knucles and extend your index finger cuz i just thought it was the coolest thing. i haven't seen escape from la/ny or any of carpenters other movies but i know that if this one comes out while it won't be as good as btilc i know that it'll kick major ass. dear god i hope this happens.

  • July 23, 2003, 8:22 a.m. CST

    "...And if we're not back by dawn... call the President."

    by Cash Bailey

    Best... Character... EVER!!

  • July 23, 2003, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Beanpole is back!

    by sanjuro

  • July 23, 2003, 8:51 a.m. CST

    "We may be trapped!"

    by peejee1253

    If Russell and Carpenter are involved.....YES YES YES!!! BTILT is one of those films that made me love films in the first place. I can remember watching it when I was younger and I still watch it now! That bit in the airport where JAck is trying to be all big shot but just looks stoopid! CLASSIC! That bit where he's trying to be the big shot leading everyone out of the Wing Kong "Ok follow the leader......we may be trapped!" CLASSIC! Kurt Russel is so cool in this film. Harrison Ford in Raiders cool! Shit, Kurt Russell is always cool! MORE KURT RUSSELL PLEASE (BUT NOT IN SOLDIER) "At times like this y'know what ol' Jack Burton always says" "WHO?" "WHO?" "Jack Burton......ME!"

  • July 23, 2003, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Jackie Chan?

    by rev_skarekroe

    We need an Asian actor for this project! Call Jackie Chan! And if he won't do it, call Jet Li! And if he won't do it, call Chow Yun Fat! And if he won't do it, we'll have to cancel the project, since there are no more Asian actors on Earth! sk

  • July 23, 2003, 9:02 a.m. CST

    "Sonofabitch must pay!"

    by DocPazuzu

    Please.... Make it so.... "And I DON'T want to hear Act Of God!"

  • July 23, 2003, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Crackerjack timing

    by trench404

    Awesome, awesome news. Just hope this one gets off the ground.

  • July 23, 2003, 9:08 a.m. CST


    by Otter

    ...get Jackie, Jet Li, and Donnie Yen, and I'll be there on opening day.

  • July 23, 2003, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Something tells me Kim Catrall won't be back for seconds

    by Lance Rock

  • July 23, 2003, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Y'all gotta get Kim back!

    by Heleno

    She's an icon! Plus it would be so nice to see a woman come back for a sequel ten years on, or indeed for a non-married female love interest to ever turn up in the sequel to an action movie (Lethal Weapon aside).

  • July 23, 2003, 9:20 a.m. CST

    But you can't really do it without Victor Wong.

    by Cash Bailey

    "They take what they want, and leave the rest... Just like your salad bar." He was one of-a-kind.

  • July 23, 2003, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Hell yea!

    by Lost Skeleton

    I loved BCILC ever since I was 10 years old and saw it on HBO. I don't own the DVD---yet! But I am going to go out and get it today---I loved this movie.

  • July 23, 2003, 9:33 a.m. CST

    But, will that "Blanka" monster return?

    by Big Bad Clone

    It always scared me at the end of that movie when I was a kid.

  • July 23, 2003, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Actually, they are talking about getting old Jackie

    by Terry_1978

    Which would be very cool, indeed.

  • July 23, 2003, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Fuck BTILC, Beanpole is back!!! Praise the beanpole daily instea

    by earthworm

    Yay. Ahem. Anyway, provisionally good news, but it'll have to be damn good. And I want to hear about some new hells as well. And I can't get the image of Jack trapped under the guy in armour. Cracks me up every time.

  • July 23, 2003, 10:12 a.m. CST

    what is that stuff?

    by qtheeskimo

    the black blood of the earth... oh you mean oil... no..i mean the black blood of the earth.

  • July 23, 2003, 10:29 a.m. CST

    I think the sequel should be called Bigger Trouble In Littler Ch

    by Chaffro

    "Pah, if you think this is bad, wait'll you see what's going on in Little Italy, brother."

  • July 23, 2003, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one who thinks this movie sucks?

    by Batutta

    I always thought Big Trouble was a third rate Indiana Jones spoof with third rate, HK inspired kung fu thrown in. For me, this film marks the steady decline of John Carpenter from his high point of The Thing. He's now become a parody of his former self.

  • July 23, 2003, 10:41 a.m. CST

    I want this movie to be good but...

    by devilvet

    It will suck major balls. Especially if Jackie Chan is anywhere near this project. Carpenter has proven to us time again that his talent as a film maker has died completely. A jack burton franchise i.e. like an indiana jones franchise sounds like fun. But perhaps it should be anime or even in comic book form. Aside from Robert Rodriquez, I cant think of one director working today (including the corpse of John Carpenter) who could pull this off.

  • July 23, 2003, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Ho hum... WE WANT BUCKAROO!!!

    by TheTARDIS

    Since Big Trouble in Little China was nothing but a thinly veiled sequel to Buckaroo Banzai, why don't they just give us another Buckaroo movie!!! BRING BACK BUCKAROO!!!

  • July 23, 2003, 10:47 a.m. CST

    "It will come out no more!"

    by Osmosis Jones

    "What?!? WHAT won't come out no more?!?"

  • July 23, 2003, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Egg Shen was the sexiest tomboy beanpole on the planet!

    by JPanic

    Sorry. Why is that BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM ad up again? And why don't they ever have ads with the cute lil Indian gal? She's the whole focus of the film! I'd like to shake her pillars of heaven.....

  • July 23, 2003, 11:19 a.m. CST

    NO! No more Escape from L.A.'s!

    by Jackamaku

    I love Big Trouble. A sequel will inevitably suck and bring down the original. Escape from L.A. is proof that just because Carpenter and Russell are involved, don't mean its going to be good. Leave it be. "It's got no business being out there! No business! No!"

  • July 23, 2003, 11:38 a.m. CST

    I never saw "Big Trouble in Little China" from start to finish.

    by Uncle Sam

    I am therefore an infidel dog-pig, and I won't get to nail those seventy virgins in the afterlife, I guess. May John Carpenter have mercy on my soul.

  • July 23, 2003, 11:54 a.m. CST

    If W.D. Richter is not going to write the screenplay then it rea

    by Declan_Swartz

  • July 23, 2003, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Bring back as many orginals as possible...even Kim!....

    by iamarayya

    Resurect the Elements especially Lightning!!!!! Of all the proposed movies, i hope this one pans out

  • July 23, 2003, 12:04 p.m. CST


    by hanoixan

    Buckaroo vs. the World Crime League needs to be made!!! The world needs to know why that watermelon was there!! No matter where you go, there he is...

  • July 23, 2003, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Bruce Leroy?

    by jimmychitwood

    Can they do a sequel to "The Last Dragon" next? Then I can REALLY feel like I'm 11 again! All I'd need is a good Star Wars movie....I know, but I DID say GOOD....

  • July 23, 2003, 12:08 p.m. CST

    LoPan is the Ruler of Universe

    by CuervoJones

    and Carpenter is the owner of my ass

  • July 23, 2003, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Or check into a psycho ward, whichever comes first

    by earthworm

    I felt left out, I hadn't posted any quotes. And anyone who doesn't like this film IS a fuckstick. Further thoughts, Jacie Chan could kill this movie stone dead.

  • July 23, 2003, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Best Big Trouble quote:

    by Wingnut1A

    "Is it getting hot in here?"

  • July 23, 2003, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Declan, not only Ash and Jack Burton, but Deep Rising's John Fin

    by enigmainyourhead

    That would make it the ultimate team up of average joe's that wandered into something far beyond their comprehension.

  • July 23, 2003, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Actually, I would pay money to watch John Carpenter and Sam Raim

    by grillskill

  • In a situation like this, you know what ol' Jack Burton would do? He'd throw back a few beers, lay the hammer down on the throttle, and shake the pillars of heaven 'til the goods got gone. Raise your voices to the skies and demand of whatever gods ye may or may not know: bring back Jack or rot forever unworshipped in the Hell of a Thousand Unbathed and Pissy Fanboys. So endeth the rant.

  • July 23, 2003, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Please please please

    by radio1_mike

    Pretty please with sugar on it?! Please. PLEASE!

  • July 23, 2003, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Burton rules

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Please, lord, if this happens let it not suck. The original BTLC is one of my all-time faves. It's one of those movies I can put in at any time just to kill an hour and a half. Just classic. Can anyone else think of another single movie with the sheer volume of memorable lines? Yes sir, the check's in the mail.

  • July 23, 2003, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Reference in ATOC?

    by DreadPirateRoberts

    According to IMDB, Big Trouble is referenced in Attack of the Clones (amongst other films). Any idea where? ----obligatory quote----- "Ah! Mr Burton, you were not put upon this earth to get it!"

  • July 23, 2003, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Reference in ATOC?

    by DreadPirateRoberts

    According to IMDB, Big Trouble is referenced in Attack of the Clones (amongst other films). Any idea where? ----obligatory quote----- "Ah! Mr Burton, you were not put upon this earth to get it!"

  • July 23, 2003, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Love this movie

    by Minoc Drakkir

    Some more great lines..."Are you insane... is that your problem?"... "Its all in the reflexes"... "Chinese have a lot of hells Jack" ... Drakkir out!

  • July 23, 2003, 2:35 p.m. CST

    I was there on opening day. Were you?

    by USOutpost31

    I was there on opening day for BTILC in summer of '86. Where were you guys? Nothing like that flick on the big screen. 'Course I was there in '82 for opening weekend of The Thing as well. Bring on sequels to both, man!!

  • July 23, 2003, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Truly COOL NEWS!

    by sheltrk

    Jack Burton is the epitome of cool. For me, this one ranks right up there King Conan, Blade III, and Indy IV. Let it happen!

  • July 23, 2003, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Not excited about this

    by Movietool

    John Carpenter - if you're really going to do this - please shove the following words down my no-talent throat. I beg you. I heard a report on the radio today that most geniuses (and criminals) do thier greatest work in their mid-thirties. Now, starting from when John Carpenter was 30(1978) we have Halloween(78), The Fog(80), Escape From New York(81), Christine(83), Big Trouble in Little China(86), Prince of Darkness(87), and They Live(88). This is clearly the ten years of his best work - his signature movies. After Carpenter turned 40 in 1988 we have Memoirs of an Invisible Man, In the Mouth of Maddness, Village of the Damned, Escape from LA, Vampires, and Ghosts of Mars. Now, if had started making movies in 1988, would anyone still be giving him work? I'm not trying to be cruel, Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China are two of my favorite movies of all time. I just think Carpenter's not in the same place he was when he was making really good movies. I feel the same way about Lucas and Coppola. I'm 30 now so I figure I've probably got 10 more years of good stuff before I burn out as well. Hell, I've never even done anything as brilliant as Carpenter has. Nothing would give me more wood than to see a sequel as good as the original - and if they pull it off, I'll happily eat my words. BUT - Escape from LA was not only a letdown of a sequel, it kind of tainted the original. You walk away from Escape from New York thinking that Snake Pliskin is the baddest Mother Fucker on the planet, and Escape from LA made me feel like he had locked himself in a vault for 15 years and done nothing to prove it. I don't want that for Big Trouble in Little China. I kind of like not knowing what happened to Jack Burton and the Porkchop Express. I can't imagine that lines like "black blood of the earth, WHAT will come out no more?, huge buzz!, a smart man knows when to come in out of the rain, let's just chew our way out of here, you were not put upon this earth to GET IT," and countless others are "in" Carpenter anymore. Lastly, if they do go forward, they must bring back Dennis Dun as Wang Chi. It absolutley will not be right unless Jack is still an ultra-brave bumbler, and his sidekick has to do all the ass-kicking.

  • July 23, 2003, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Don't forget '82

    by USOutpost31

    Movietool, don't forget The Thing in '82 . . . perhaps the greatest Carpenter flick ever.

  • July 23, 2003, 3:10 p.m. CST

    "Hi, Henry Swanson's my name..."

    by DocPazuzu

    Yes, USoutpost31 (nice homage, btw), I saw BTILC on opening day in 1986 as well. One of my all-time faves.

  • July 23, 2003, 3:27 p.m. CST

    INDEED! We were not brought upon this world to GET it, only to S

    by LordSummerisle

    Bring in on! Jack Burton, Grace Law ("Don't panic, it's only me, Gracie Law!..."), heck even David Lo Pan (ahhhh?)... this film was simply one in a million, totally original and filled with memories. I would certainly love to see another round of Burton action.

  • July 23, 2003, 3:32 p.m. CST

    I wonder if it's gonna be set in SF again...

    by JustinSane

    ...if so, I'm gettin' my ass down to that set as an extra!

  • July 23, 2003, 3:35 p.m. CST

    More Burton is a good thing ...

    by nightwatchman

    ... but I thought the same about more Plissken, and look what we got. Still, my fingers are crossed.

  • July 23, 2003, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Fuck Jackie Chan!

    by ELGordo

    If they are going to use any other asian sidekick than Dennis Dun then they should use Stephen Fucking Chow. That is one talented, cool looking and funny motherfucker.

  • July 23, 2003, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Kim should reprise her Samantha role....

    by Boris the Blade

    And have a three some with LoPan and Egg Shen. End it with a bukkake scene involving Thunder, Lightning and Rain.

  • July 23, 2003, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by RenoNevada2000

    The idea that BTILC is a thinly veiled/was originally supposed to be a sequel to Buckaroo Banzai continues to be one of the most annoyingly wrong-headed rumors to come out of the 80s. The only thing that the two of them share is WD Richter, who directed BUCKAROO and adapted the script for BTILC from a draft written by Gary Goldman and David Weinstein. Their original script was more of a western and set in turn of the 19th century San Fransico. Richter was brought into move the setting to the 80s and make it a bit more hip. There's a similar funky sensibility to both films, but that's it. To read anything else into it is just wrong. That said, I would welcome both a return of Jack Burton AND Buckaroo Banzai. (Which reminds me- Does anybody have a copy of the Buckaroo Banzai pilot script out there? I REALLY want to read it!)

  • July 23, 2003, 4:34 p.m. CST


    by RenoNevada2000

    I was there with a gaggle of friends on opening Saturday. We showed up about an hour and a half before the first showing with pizzas and snacks and had a line party outside of the theatre. Ahhhh good times.

  • July 23, 2003, 5:55 p.m. CST

    BTILC Reference In AOTC

    by yneway

    Watch Egg Shen fight Lo Pan, then watch Yoda versus Dooku. Hope there's a sequel, and hope it doesn't suck.

  • July 23, 2003, 6:29 p.m. CST

    If W.D. Richter doesn't write it, don't even bother!

    by Chingachgook

    Big Trouble in Little China rocked for three reasons; Carpenter, Russell and Richter. You can't split up the father, the son and the holy spirit. Get W.D. to write it and you are good to go. With the way Hollywood works, they'll probably have some ass clown like Shane Black draft a screenplay that will be beat up by another dozen ass clown ghost writers. No W.D., no BTILC!!!!

  • July 23, 2003, 6:34 p.m. CST

    "A six demon bag!" BTILC rules. One of my favorite movies ever

    by MyNameDoesn'tFit

    I would love for this sequal to kick major ass, but isn't everyone a little too old now? But if they can bust it out, more power to them.

  • July 23, 2003, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Wait a moment!

    by trench404

    This talkback's been going for hours, and no ones quoted the ultimate quote of quotes? "Can I haaaap you?" What kind of rabid fanboys are you people? :)

  • July 23, 2003, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Chingachgook, I find it hard to believe you are only the second

    by Declan_Swartz

  • July 23, 2003, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Kurt Russell = Roland of Gilead The Gunslinger, the DARK TOWER

    by Corporateplant

    It should be him, he has the eyes, we know he can shoot and kick ass, he has the weatherbeaten face, the body, the acting chops. I wish to God they would do a 12 hour mini-series based on the Dark Tower by Stephen King. It would be the greatest horror/action/mindfuck ever put to the smallscreen. You get that bitchy guy from Gilmore Girls, not sure his name but he has the right look and personality for Eddie Dean, you get Gabrielle Union or some other hot/tough black lady who can work without legs, you get that Webber guy from the Shinning to play the small part of Walter the man in black (trust me the guy can titter laugh the way that is needed for the character) and you have to find some great kid actor to play Jake. Damn it would be the LOTR of TV. If Kurt Russell won't do it, get Tim Daly, he fits the profile too and he was awesome in Storm of the Century. Speaking of which, get Colme Feore to play Marten/Randall Flagg.

  • July 23, 2003, 8:24 p.m. CST

    It's All In The Reflexes...Bitch!!

    by SouthSide_2010

    It's about time some talk of a sequel to this film has been talked about. One of the truly underrated films of the 1980's, I've enjoyed watching this film time and time again. Please let this sequel be made. And Fuck All Of You who think this is a bad idea!

  • July 23, 2003, 8:37 p.m. CST

    What made BTILC great was ...

    by timmer33

    ... the dialogue. Plain and simple. It was fabulous. But please don't pull the common mistake of sequels and just copy the same situations and multiply them. Charlie's Angels did this and it didn't work. Be creative, come up with new situations. New setting: Vancouver Chinatown. Villain: reincarnation of Ghengis Khan. Please get Al Leung as a baddie for this movie!

  • July 23, 2003, 8:40 p.m. CST

    at last my TB name is justified !!!

    by jackburtonlives

    MAN O MAN !!! can't wait for it !!! the dialogue in this film is priceless. i wonder how kurt felt as he was rehearsing: "and this guy is there waiting for me to drive my truck THROUGH him while his buddies are flying around on wires cutting everyone to shreds with light coming out of his MOUTH !!!???"

  • July 23, 2003, 8:43 p.m. CST

    china is here Mr. Burton...

    by jackburtonlives

    "China is here? what the hell does that mean? i don't even know what the hell that means!"

  • July 23, 2003, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Only if Fred Ward and Keith David Have Parts In It!


    They should be Jack's trucker buddies.When the shit gets really heavy,Jack could call on them like El Mariachi calls on his pals.This would be sweet.Those guys rule!

  • July 23, 2003, 9:20 p.m. CST

    weird link: ash and jackie chan join Jack in Little China????

    by jackburtonlives {Jack looking out his rear view mirror:} "Wang, these Sing Dings.." {Wang correcting Jack:} "Chang Sing?" {Jack:} "They got enemies?" {Wang:} "Wing Kong." {Jack:} "Who wear red turbans?" {Wang:} "Holy shit!!!... These guys are animals, Jack"

  • July 23, 2003, 9:31 p.m. CST

    did you think we were going to walk in and out of here like the

    by jackburtonlives

  • July 23, 2003, 10:20 p.m. CST


    by TomVee

    Most of us don't need to buy BTILC since it is on TV about once a week. And it is not a film that requires any edits or looping. It is innocent fun. It runs on TV with the frequency of BEASTMASTER and THE THING. Of course, there are commercial breaks to deal with. Russell is probably too old to be playing Jack again. Look at him in DARK BLUE. It's a little like Ah-nuld in T3. His voice has grown weak, hoarse and raspy and he moves with the stiffness of the Tin Man looking for a good squirt of oil. Who knew they made senior citizen warrior robots in the future?

  • July 23, 2003, 11:09 p.m. CST

    i can't believe no one has said "It's all in the reflexes..."

    by jackburtonlives

    interesting comment from WING KONG EXCHANGE: "Kurt Russell does an incredible job interpreting the Jack Burton character. One of the facets of the character that makes Jack Burton so endearing is Kurt Russell's portraying the character in a John Wayne persona: An inspired idea and a tremendous performance by Kurt Russell. Along those same lines, how about Jackie Chan doing his character in a Bruce Lee persona in a BTILC Sequel? What better vehicle in which Jackie might do this? Jackie is obviously so legendary in his own right, that surely nobody would take offense at Jackie paying homage to the Great Bruce Lee at this point in time. To introduce the character, Jackie could dress up, early in the film, in one of Bruce Lee's old disguises. How about dressing Jackie up in that old Bruce Lee disguise, where Bruce has 'clonker' glasses and buck teeth? For the aficionados, you could even have Jackie Chan do some of the Bruce Lee `fighting style'; complete, hopefully, with Bruce Lee's `animal sounds'. I don't know about the rest of the BTILC audience, but that would send chills down my back, seeing Jackie Chan doing Bruce Lee in a film! Jackie Chan wouldn't even necessarily have to do the whole film in a Bruce Lee persona, if that would be thought `a little too much'. He could do whatever segments might seem most appropriate. What does the BTILC audience think? Send your thoughts to nd tell the BTILC audience what you think."

  • July 23, 2003, 11:13 p.m. CST

    oh god what is that no don't tell me!

    by jackburtonlives

    what about bringing back Mau Yin? maybe lo pan is still scouting out for chicks with green eyes. is she pushing 200lbs or could we use her in the sequel? maybe she might make the progression to dialogue too (!)

  • July 24, 2003, 12:14 a.m. CST

    why not just use Carpenter as Lo Pan? the resemblance is uncanny

    by jackburtonlives

  • July 24, 2003, 12:25 a.m. CST

    "Would you just stop rubbing your body up against mine, because

    by DarthCorleone

    So many great quotes, but that's always been my favorite. Forgive me if it's not verbatim. I'm known for jokingly declaring (but perhaps only half-jokingly) BTILC one of the ten greatest movies of all-time. I'm fine with a sequel, but I hope it's at least 3/4 as good as the original or a little part of me will die upon its release.

  • July 24, 2003, 4:22 a.m. CST

    jackburtonlives: you have big trouble with your eyes or with rea

    by stackpointer

    What is this shit "i can't believe no one has said "It's all in the reflexes..." Try to read before you start typing.

  • July 24, 2003, 7:10 a.m. CST

    just one more...

    by DocPazuzu

    "Ready, Jack?" " I was BORN ready!" Sorry, just had to add another quote.

  • July 24, 2003, 9:01 a.m. CST

    stackpointer.. Are you crazy? Is that your problem?

    by jackburtonlives

    or just a misanthropic, pedantic piece of shit??? glad you can type from your cage... geez...

  • July 24, 2003, 9:05 a.m. CST

    whoo hooo

    by Bruce Paltrow

    stackpointer just got cyber bitch slapped heh heh heh

  • July 25, 2003, 1:11 a.m. CST

    jackburtonlives: you're all wrong, kiddo

    by stackpointer

    I'm pretty far from being misanthropic, I just can't stand weasel queers. Sorry you're in that category. "Give me your best shot. I can take it."

  • July 25, 2003, 1:30 a.m. CST

    re: whoo hooo

    by stackpointer

    That's my problem with bitches: they're always slapping.

  • July 25, 2003, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Would Chan play a relative of Dennis Dun's character? Will Dun b

    by Monkey_King

    Please let some godsend of a screenwriter get this sequel right and not hand us another ESCAPE FROM L.A.(which was a remake any way you slice it). Hell, bring back Gracie Law for a bit part and have them fight alongside my namesake the Monkey King. Jack Burton and the Monkey King versus what's left of David Lo Pan's dynasty? I'm there!!!!

  • July 25, 2003, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Would Chan play a relative of Dennis Dun's character? Will Dun b

    by Monkey_King

    Please let some godsend of a screenwriter get this sequel right and not hand us another ESCAPE FROM L.A.(which was a remake any way you slice it). Hell, bring back Kim Catrall for a bit part and have them fight alongside my namesake the Monkey King. Jack Burton and the Monkey King versus what's left of David Lo Pan's dynasty? I'm there!!!!

  • July 25, 2003, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Coolest line ever....

    by Larry Jay

    Son-of a Bitch, must pay! Delivered low key, soto voce Still remember it, still use it. Business is war. ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!!!!

  • July 25, 2003, 12:12 p.m. CST

    More stuff to make

    by Larry Jay

    While they're at it, yes do more Buckaroo. Moreso THING 2, Monster takes Manhattan. But when you're talking about unfinished business, Mel Brooks needs to do "JEWS IN SPACE" REALLY.... ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!!!

  • July 26, 2003, 2:01 a.m. CST

    trouble with bitches is they always need slappin'?? you said it

    by JasonDkEldar

    The pimps are comin for you next stackpointer.. heheh

  • July 28, 2003, 12:18 a.m. CST

    re: "is just too bad for you that you are the bitch"

    by stackpointer

    Only in your dreams, pansy boy.